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Powerboat Courses

Our RYA powerboat instructors will use a range of craft including RIBs, tiller steer and centre console rigiflex boats to deliver the highest standard of tuition.

If you any questions please don't hesitate to contact us on 01753 683872 or email us sailing@dwsc.co.uk . We can accommodate additional dates, please contact us to arrange.

Powerboat Level 2

Learn how to drive a powerboat safely. This two-day entry-level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat. The course covers launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard recovery, slow speed close-quarters manoeuvring, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.

The powerboat level 2 certificate allows holders to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC), an especially useful certificate if you plan to go boating abroad. To check your eligibility for an ICC and further information on the certificate's validity please click here.

The start powerboating handbook is included in the course price as is the certificate however this is not guaranteed unless the course is successfully completed. Boat hire, wetsuits, spray tops & buoyancy aid hire is also included.

Duration: two-days
Time: 09:30 to 16:30 with a break for lunch
Pre-course requirements: No prior experience is required, minimum age of 12.
Price: £320 non-members, £220 members,

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Safety Boat

Improve your powerboating skill and learn a range of safety and rescue techniques. This course provides the skills required when acting as a safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers, or for racing or training activities.

The course covers boat handling, a variety of dinghy rescue techniques, windsurfer rescue, towing, the suitability of different craft, communication, rescuing other water users and elements of race management and mark laying.

The safety boat handbook is included in the course price as is the certificate however this is not guaranteed unless the course is successfully completed. Boat hire, wetsuits, spray tops & buoyancy aid hire is also included.

Duration: two-days
Time: 09:30 to 16:30 with a break for lunch
Pre-course requirements: Powerboat Level 2 certificate, minimum age of 16 A powerboat level 2 certificate must be held before starting this course. A basic knowledge of sailing dinghies is also required. Minimum age of 16.
Price: £320 non-members, £220 members, £0 safety boat coxsawin volunteers

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Powerboat Level 2 and International Certificate of Competence direct assessment

An assessment for those who have the appropriate level of practical skill and theoretical knowledge required to pass the Powerboat Level 2 and International Certificate of Competence. This assessment does not include any tuition, however, if further tuition is required to pass the assessment this can be provided at an additional cost. To check your eligibility for an ICC and further information on the certificate's validity please click here.

The start powerboating handbook is included in the course price as is the certificate however this is not guaranteed unless the course is successfully completed. Boat hire, wetsuits, spray tops & buoyancy aid hire is also included.

Duration: minimum of 2 hours
Pre-course requirements: Skills to Powerboat Level 2 standard, minimum age of 16.
Price: £145

To book a direct assessment please contact 01753683872 or email sailing@dwsc.co.uk

Last updated 20:57 on 19 March 2021

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